Internship Information

Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole Services is highly interested in providing internship opportunities to students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice or closely related field.  We are looking for students who are not only interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, but a career in social services. 


Note:  APPS only accepts internships that provide academic credit hours.
Internship positions are open year-round and are unpaid. Opportunities exist in all of the programs for both part-time (minimum 20 hours a week) and full-time internships for a full semester. We provide both shadowing and hands-on experience as much as possible, granting him/her the opportunity to participate in client contacts, court proceedings, treatment team meetings and agency meetings. For more information, please review the 
attached list of expectations and objectives for APPS.

Interested students should email the following application packet

  1. Brief letter of Introduction and interest
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of your most recent college transcript
  4. A copy of the syllabus, summary of course, or internship requirements
  5. APPS Internship Application

Application packets should be mailed or emailed to:

                Lancaster County Adult Probation and Parole Services

                40 E. King St.

                Lancaster, PA 17602

                Attention: Jennifer Nissley, Deputy Director


Eligible students will be interviewed by the supervisor(s) overseeing the internship(s) for that semester. Two potential internships may be available each semester. One is under our general supervision division; the other is under our Special Supervision Division, in one of the following units: Special Offenders (individuals with mental illness/developmental disabilities); Sex Offender unit; Domestic Violence Unit; Crisis Intervention Team Training; Transfer/Electronic monitoring Unit; Assessment Unit; Treatment Courts. Student interns will need to submit to a criminal history background investigation prior to a formal offer. Please refer any questions to the email address above or call Jennifer directly at 717-295-3506.